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The Grocery Store

 
While it may not be obvious at first glance what the Grocery Store is about is providing you with discounts on the ingredients for Cooking the different dishes you can cook and bake in your oven at home, and discounted seeds for the different crops you can plant and harvest and, in the end, it is all about saving you money...

The Cooking Aisle


The Listing Key below provides you with a list of the Items you can purchase here at the Grocery Store along with their Stats - bear in mind that the comparative cost or reward may be different for making the same recipe by using the stove in your kitchen rather than buying the discounted ingredients here at the store... Not all of the recipes will be more economical, and not all will offer better XP, but some do!

Recipe
Cost
Cooking Time
Reward
Cookies
$1
1 Minute
10 XP
Hot Cross Buns
$1
2 Minutes
20 XP
Brownies
$4
5 Minutes
80 XP
Pancakes
$6
10 Minutes
60 XP
Heart Shaped Chocolate
$9
12 Minutes
90 XP
Apple Pie
$18
40 Minutes
180 XP
Choc Pudding
$30
2 Hours
300 XP
Gingerbread Sims
$50
6 Hours
500 XP
Donuts
$60
8 Hours
1200 XP
Caramel Slice
$70
10 Hours
700 XP
Croissants
$110
18 Hours
1,150 XP
Banana Bread
$120
20 Hours
2400 XP
Rocky Road
$125
12 Hours
1000 XP
Danish
$150
1 Day
1,500 XP
Birthday Cake
5 Life Points
1 Day
999 XP
Cheesecake
$40
4 Hours
400 XP
Waffles
$15
45 Minutes
300 XP
Muffins
$12
30 Minutes
120 XP
Souffle
1 Life Point
4 Hours
400 XP
Wedding Cake
2 Life Points
22 Hours
1700 XP


The Grocery Store is a source for discounted Seeds and Baking Supplies


The Gardening Aisle


The Listing Key below provides you with a list of the Items you can purchase here at the Grocery Store along with their Stats - bear in mind that the comparative cost or reward may be different for growing the same plants by using the garden plot in your yard rather than buying the discounted seeds here at the store... Not all of the recipes will be more economical, and not all will offer better XP, but some do!

Seed Name
Cost
Grow Time
Reward
Bell Peppers
Free
30 Seconds
1 XP
Carrots
$3
5 Minutes
5 XP
Corn
$10
20 Minutes
25 XP
Lettuce
$20
45 Minutes
60 XP
Watermelons
$20
1 Hour
30 XP
Strawberries
$40
1 Day
350 XP
Potatoes
$40
2 Hour
50 XP
Zucchini
$60
4 Hours
100 XP
Pumpkin
$60
1 Day
225 XP
Tomatoes
$75
6 Hours
215 XP
Beans
$105
9 Hours
155 XP
Onions
$125
7 Hours
150 XP
Spinach
1 Life Point
1 Day
600 XP
24-carat Carrot
2 Life Points
5 Hours
25 XP
Garlic
$85
8 Hours
325 XP
Eggplant
$115
18 Hours
400 XP
Chilli Pepper
$30
16 Hours
250 XP
Hamburger Plant
$120
12 Hours
465 XP


You will also discover that the ingredients and seeds that can be purchased here are released at different levels than those in the stone/garden at home.

Generally speaking the more expensive the item and the longer its grow/Cooking time, the better the profit margin is... While none of these discounts stands out as a major element, when it is viewed over time and especially when it is averaged out over the entire cumulative play time of the game it does add up to a potentially significant figure.

 
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45 comments, latest first.
Nov 12th 2015 Guest
I brought 2 cakes from the grocery story and it took 10 of my LPs. Now I can't find the cakes they are not in inventory.
ID #624586
 
Dec 11th 2015 Guest
If they are birthday cakes you will be able to use them when you select 'have birthday'
ID #632694
 
Sep 2nd 2015 Guest
Ummm this is completely UN related but it won't let me build anything else because apparently the swim centre is being built but I'm on lvl 12 so should I delete the app and get it again or what?
ID #604665
 
Nov 16th 2015 Guest
You have to wait until your swim center is built. They only let you build one thing at a time unfortunately.
ID #625810
 
May 9th 2015 Guest
Did you use Lifestyle points to unlock the buildings? Using LP causes the build cost to go up.
ID #553998
 
Mar 19th 2015 Guest
What are the wedding cakes for?? They're pretty much, ummm, USELESS?
ID #530531
 
Feb 22nd 2015 Guest
I bought a crib and I don't know where it is?
ID #519620
 
May 17th 2015 Guest
Inventory
ID #557338
 
Jan 18th 2015 Guest
My supermarket says it will take 176705 hours.....I started it 24 hours ago.....
ID #503644
 
Dec 17th 2014 mjay11
Buying seeds at the supermarket also increases your town's value. The red peppers and the carrots don't because they are too cheap, but each corn bought boosts the value by 1 and as you go up the prices to the more expensive seeds the value goes up by more as well.
ID #485937
 
Nov 10th 2014 Guest
It's very expensive to build
ID #470079
 
Aug 6th 2014 mera-cuity
The sims active list is telling me to inspire a sim by using a cupcake (the green button) but the button isnt green what should i do
ID #431784
 
Jun 28th 2015 Guest
YOU HAVE TO HAVE SOME OF YOUR ENERGY BAR, SLEEP BAR, HUNGER BAR, ETC NOT FILLED UP ALL THE WAY
ID #576731
 
Jun 10th 2014 Guest
The price of the supermarket is going up because as you build more things in your town the price to build things will go up.so there is actually nothing wrong with the system it's just how the game was made.
ID #397394
 
Mar 27th 2014 Snowy232337
Cool! <3
ID #368656
 
Mar 2nd 2014 Guest
I am on level 13 at bake gingerbread men but it is not in the oven or supermarket.I need help.
ID #360548
 
Feb 12th 2014 Guest
How can i use the wedding cake????? Plzzzzz tellll meeeeee
ID #354279
 
Jan 31st 2014 Guest
HELP! I'm on level 11
I havn to bake gingerbread to move on but I cannot bake that bread before level 14?! What to do, please
ID #350103
 
Dec 21st 2013 Guest
My supermarket is still being built but it has 145 hours until it's done. Why does it take so long?? And how do I speed up the process, I haven't got enough lifestyle points.
ID #332211
 
Dec 18th 2013 Guest
Where do i find things that i buy at the grocery store? I bought the onion seeds but do not know how to plant them
ID #331054
 
Dec 18th 2013 Guest
Aren't some of your number off? For the gardening section garlic gives you way mor xp I think it's 1925
ID #330965
 
Dec 18th 2013 Guest
I think as your town value goes up the price of everything goes up.
ID #330885
 
Dec 14th 2013 Guest
to buy seed.. u need to buy and place a plot first.. you can buy it from the homestore under plants and trees ( i think ?) then when u placed it outside the house click on it and the different kind of seed should appear on your right hand side.
ID #329439
 
Nov 28th 2013 Guest
Where can i find seeds?? I couldnt find it in the supermarket....the "money grows on trees" thing..
ID #323118
 
Nov 5th 2013 Guest
To get free money just plant either beans, tomatoes and other plants
That offer a lot of money
ID #318075
 
Oct 28th 2013 Guest
I don't understand the timings . Say if u buy beans what happens? When I bought it from the supermarket I lost money but I don't think I gained any xp (experience). And why does it say the times. Like does it take 9hrs to get my xp (experience) ?? Plz reply x I'm soo confused x
ID #316814
 
Oct 27th 2013 Guest
Supermarket same issue as the above posts?
ID #316619
 
Oct 23rd 2013 Guest
What level are you able to build or buy pet shop and super market for I have no option to do so as of yet since I am in level 12. Thank you
ID #316020
 
Oct 18th 2013 Guest
Why is it that others who have the same freeplay game have to option to buy a supermarket, pet store, car dealership, etc. and why am I not able to see any of that?...

Is it a glitch?.. or does the new update no longer offer those buildings?
ID #315145
 
Oct 12th 2013 Guest
How do you get Carmel slices???
ID #314139
 
Sep 27th 2013 Guest
I am level 15 and there is still no option for the supermarket I need seeds ASAP please help
ID #311385
 
Sep 25th 2013 Guest
I'm on level 14 and there is no option for me to build a supermarket. But I have to because I have to complete the thing "money grows on trees". I know that it is supposed to be across from the party boat but all that is there is an empty parking lot. Please help.
ID #311176
 
Sep 12th 2015 Guest
Buy a garden patch in the home store. You do not need the market built. It's under trees plants and flowers. When a sim is not busy click on the garden patch and I the right seeds will appear
ID #607703
 
Sep 25th 2013 Guest
I got nothing but an empty parking lot with a dumpster and no option to build anything. I'm on level 13. When does it become available?
ID #311166
 
Sep 10th 2013 Guest
I couldnt find the supermarket on my map. And i dont know how to build one because there is no option to do that so. The quest say that i need to buy seed from supermarket, please help me
ID #309056
 
Sep 9th 2013 Guest
Supermarket or grocery store is in the center of the main map. Look at the party boat (it's on all maps and doesn't require building), then look at the pier, then "cross the street" and you arrived at the store! Just remember that before you can access it, you need to build it! Good luck.
ID #308940
 
Sep 9th 2013 Guest
Where is the supermarket located? I can't find it on the town map anywhere. Please help, as I am trying to complete the "Money Grows On Trees" goal in the Mystery Island update.
ID #308878
 
Sep 7th 2013 Guest
Ya I am on level 16 and I can't get the super market? Please help ASAP
ID #308638
 
Sep 7th 2013 Guest
How do i get more money for free[b][/b] [size=12][/size]
ID #308580
 
Sep 6th 2013 Guest
Moo
ID #308464
 
Sep 5th 2013 Guest
I am on level 17 and do not see any workplaces or parks. Please help.
ID #308366
 
Sep 5th 2013 Guest
can i delete a building i constructed?
ID #308326
 
Sep 5th 2013 Guest
Your town construction rises it does not stay the same price because you constructed another thing not the supermarket at that time. Check how much construction is worth for another building its probably the same as the supermarket.
ID #308323
 
Sep 5th 2013 Guest
Hi, Sorry but i had no intention of being rude, sorry if i came across as being rude. I apologise once a again. Could you pls help me solve the problem? Thank you so much and i really really appreciate it.
ID #308321
 
Sep 5th 2013 Guest
Hi, in order to build the supermarket, apparently i will need $100,000, however a few days ago, it was only $7500! Is there something wrong with your system! Pls do reply asap as I need the supermarket! Thank you so much!
ID #308320
 
 
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